Interest Groups

Ongoing Special Interests

Contact aauwkenroc@gmail.com for details on dates, times, and venues

Great Decisions Discussion Group

The group follows the Foreign Policy Association Great Decisions Program and Briefing book.  It is a good opportunity to read articles by experts in the field of foreign policy to stimulate thinking and discussion on current foreign policy issues.  Each participant can take part in the opinion balloting process where views are presented to policymakers and the media.

The group generally meets once a month on dates selected by its members at the home of one of its members.

Le Groupe Français

The group meets in the evening on dates selected by its members.  Its purpose is to learn about French culture and to increase fluency in the French language.

Lunch Bunch

The group meets at area restaurants for lunch throughout the year.

Human Trafficking
Formed in 2014, this committee responds to increased awareness of the extent and effects of human trafficking on women and girls in Maryland. The committee interacts with other organizations, develops informational programs for the branch, and makes recommendations for possible roles we can play in combating these evils.

Recent activities/objectives/goals include:
• Attend the County monthly Taskforce meetings at the Rockville Library
• Continue to search for new presentation opportunities for outreach/education
• Recruit new members to our Committee
• Apply pressure to legislators for passage of bills addressing Human Trafficking issues.

Here’s how you can help:
• Join us
• Contact your civic organizations, religious communities, alumnae affiliations to arrange for Human trafficking presentations
• Contact your elected legislators to support anti-human trafficking legislation.

Literature Group

The group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm in members’ homes.  Location and additional information appear in the newsletter.  Books for 2015-2016 include

February 16, 2016                    The Garden of Evening Mists— Tan Twan Eng

March 15, 2016                         Orphan Train — Christina Baker Kline

April 19, 2016                            Still Life with Bread Crumbs— Anna Quindlen

May 17, 2016                             A Constellation of Vital Phenomena— Anthony Marra

June 21, 2016                           Choose selections for next year

 Interbranch

The Interbranch representative, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Interbranch Council, works with Montgomery College-Rockville to plan and implement Sonya Kovalevsky Day STEM activities for 8th grade girls in Montgomery County.

AAUW Archives Corps

Member volunteers gather at AAUW headquarters in Washington on the first Monday or Tuesday of the month to help process and preserve our organization’s historic national records.